#1
well i inherited a guitar 7 years ago from my grandpa and i am just starting to learn now, my mum said that first i have to get lessons for half a year before i can play it, i agreed with her. problem is we went and got it checked out by my guitar teacher and he says that all the electrics in it are ancient and probably won't work he gave it a try anyways he was right the guitar made a horrible sound and he just unplugged it saying just keep it for sentemental value cause u can't replace any of the parts in it and it doesn't work. i was pretty sad but it doesn't matter i'm starting out with prolly the crappiest guitar out there a behringer v-tone guitar amp pack...a big stepdown from my grandpa's guitar o well if ya want to check out my other thread and have a lok at the guitar go to this url:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523192&highlight=inheritence

ok so yea just thought i would tell my story plz post whateva ur thinking i want to know what u think about my story and i appreciate u reading it i know it would of taken some time to read.

Thanks
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#2
Unscrew the bit at the back were all the wires are, It maybe one or two wires came unsolderd, just solder them back on.
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#3
Agreed. There is no reason why you can't replace the parts.
#4
Thats a nice guitar(your grand fathers). To bad it won't work , well good luck with your guitar.
#5
the behringer v-pack isnt good for even starting out.

as for the electronics, it's all bullshit. 1950's fenders still play. just remove pickguard, and the backplate, and post pics on UG, and u'll be helped.
#6
At the end of the day you can take all the parts out and replace them if you want, why would there be any reason that you couldn't?
#7
You can fix it.
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#8
It's definitely fixable, but if it requires replacing parts then I'd definitely hesitate. That's when you have to think if you're keeping it to play on or keeping it as a memento. And no one can really help you there.
#9
Post pics of the wiring, could be some old decayin wiring.

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#10
i don't want to sound negative but if the wiring is shot then there is a fair chance that the pickup windings are in a similar condition, also the switches and control knobs may need replacement.

get it checked out by an electrician.
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#11
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i don't want to sound negative but if the wiring is shot then there is a fair chance that the pickup windings are in a similar condition, also the switches and control knobs may need replacement.

get it checked out by an electrician.


So? It's not like he can't buy new pick ups.
#12
'^Juding by the pictures, the pickups aren't standard pick up sizes... Maybe mini-humbuckers or something would fit?
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#13
You make it sound like the guitar is over 400 years old ...when you say it can't be fixed.

Guitars havent been around THAT long...every guitar can still be fixed.

maybe it will get some new parts instead of the original..but still..it'll work. :p

most likely is a lose wire yeah......
#14
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'^Juding by the pictures, the pickups aren't standard pick up sizes... Maybe mini-humbuckers or something would fit?


I'm sure if he really wants it to work out, he can find some on Ebay.
#15
^ as a last resort they could always be re-wound of course.
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#16
you can rewind the pups to vintage specs and replace all of the wiring and pots (keep the knobs) its not that hard and getting it playable should only cost a ouple hundred bucks at the most.
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So? It's not like he can't buy new pick ups.


i was merely pointing out that it could be more than just replacing a bit of wiring. obviously i know that he could buy new pickups.
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#18
I think it should be repairable.Maybe throw in some P-90 pups in it.
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#19
i wouldnt replace the pups in a vintage guitar like that, id get them rewound if they need it.
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#20
Whatever you do keep all the original stuff. Safely.

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Does anyone know what the four buttons along the top are? I've seen those on a lot of vintage guitars.
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#22
It won't be a hard job getting it to work again.

All you have to make sure is that you keep all the original parts in a safe place. I do this even when I'm replacing parts on junky guitars. You never know if youll need to for resale or just generally.

It'd be worth getting the guitar to work so that when you really get into playing you can keep your grandpa's memory alive.
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^ as a last resort they could always be re-wound of course.



i think having them rewound even though its the most troublesome solution is the way to go.

thats a quirky rare guitar so try and get it fixed in such a way that it retains its original character.


it CAN be repaired its just the guy you took it to is clearly a lazy sod....
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#24
Yeah, just go through and try to replace the wiring and solder. Just how long did this just sit around and collect dust before you picked it up and took an interest in playing it?

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